According to a November 2016 article from Daily Mail, a reported 43 people have died while working on movie sets in the United States since 1990. The same report found that 194 serious film and television set accidents had occurred between 1990 and 2014.
Though any professional movie crew will do everything and anything it can to prevent accidents from happening, sometimes things on set do go wrong. There is a good reason (besides liability) that actors aren’t allowed to perform certain stunts. Show business can also be a dangerous business, even when you have trained professionals. And even liability laws haven’t kept some of the biggest names in Hollywood, such as Tom Cruise, George Clooney, Halle Berry and Charlize Theron, from suffering some serious on-set injuries.
But the show must go on… in most cases.
Check out our slideshow of some of the most noteworthy tragedies that have occurred throughout film history.